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Luther BADGER

(1785-1869)

BADGER, Luther, a Representative from New York; born in Partridgefield (now Peru), Mass., April 10, 1785; moved with his father to New York in 1786; attended Hamilton College in 1807; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice in Jamesville, Onondaga County, N.Y.; judge advocate of the Twenty-seventh Brigade, New York Militia, 1819-1827; elected as an Adams to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); resumed the practice of his profession; moved to Broome County in 1832; examiner in chancery 1833-1847; appointed commissioner of United States loans in 1840, and served until 1843; elected district attorney of Broome County and served from July 5, 1847, until his resignation in November 1849; resumed the practice of law in Jordan, Onondaga County, N.Y., where he died in 1869; interment in Jordan Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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